Erythrina /ˌɛrɪˈθraɪnə/ is a genus of flowering plants in the pea family, Fabaceae. It contains state trees of Mérida and Trujillo in Venezuela are bucaré ceibo (E. poeppigiana) and purple coral tree (bucaré anauco, E. fusca), respectively. The genus Erythrina is in the subfamily Faboideae of the family Fabaceae. The name of the genus is derived from the Greek word for red, and. Basionym. Micropteryx poeppigiana Walp., Linnaea Heterotypic. Erythrina amasisa Spruce, J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 3:
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Occasionally used as a low-quality fuelwood. If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves. Pruning trees periodically will prevent complete leaf fall, and pruning erythrna once a year is enough to impede flowering[ ].
Pollarded trees of Erythrina in a coffee plantation in Costa Rica. It grows best in areas where annual daytime temperatures are within the range 22 – 28? The seeds, bark and roots contain the alkaloids erysodine, erysopine, erysothiovine, erysovine and hypaphorine and can be ground to produce insecticides and a preparation to stun fish so that they can be easily caught. Revista Forestal Centroamericana, 5 Cook and Gliricidia sepium Jacq.
It can be downloaded from the internet. Poeppigiana nodulates abundantly with nitrogen-fixing bacteria of the genus Bradyrhizobium. Pastos y Forrajes, 16 1: Tables poeppiiana chemical composition and nutritional value.
Widely used as a shade tree for coffee where trees usually kept pruned to m. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought. It cannot grow in the shade. Toral O; Hernandez J, It can fix Nitrogen.
In the Bengal region, they are used for the same purpose in Schumannianthus dichotoma plantations. Datasheet Poeppigianx Click on the “Nutritional aspects” tab for recommendations for ruminants, pigs, poultry, rabbits, horses, fish and crustaceans.
This taxon has not yet been assessed. Sepulveda S; Raintree JB, A range of fungal diseases attack E. Other Uses The whitish to yellowish heartwood is not clearly demarcated from the sapwood. However, inoculation is recommended when introducing the species to new areas[ ].
A large, tree with a moderately spreading crown rising from a long branchless bole. It is hardy to zone UK Germplasm Resources Information Network. Title Flower and ripening seed pods. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern.
Erythrina species – pantropical multipurpose tree legumes. The productivity and quality of the Pennisetum hybridP. Humid and subhumid tropical lowlands, such as the riverine and upland forests of the Amazon and Orinoco Basins[ ].
Pruning one year old growth in a coffee plantation in Costa Rica. A plant of lowland, humid tropical areas to moderate elevations in the subhumid zone, where it can be cultivated at elevations up to 2, metres[ ].
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However, the growth of the branches can resemble the shape of sea coral rather than the color of Corallium rubrum specifically, and this is an alternative source for the name.
Known as thong lang in Thailandthe latter species is also one of the thong “trees” referred to in the name of Amphoe Chom Thong, Chiang Mai Province. For a list of references used on this page please go here A special thanks to Ken Fern for some of the information used on this page.
Characteristics, ecology and management.
Rogers S; Iosefa T, Commonly used as living fence posts. Particularly in horticulturethe name coral tree is used as a collective term for these plants.
The conspicuous, even dramatic coral trees are widely used as floral emblems. It is only used for low value items such as crates, pencils, erytheina and as a raw material for hardboard[, ].